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employees face criminal charges from the gulf oil spill. >>> staten island support. president obama visits one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas sites. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed in gaza since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >>
settlement. >>> staten island support. president obama visits one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health offi
it has even begun. patchari raksawong in bangkok has the story. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappen pip. human rights say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser tom donilon defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displ
in chief toured the east coast today, president obama visited new york city. and specifically staten island and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney asserted the president won by giving out gifts to minorities and young people. citing specifically immigration proposals and free contraception coverage for women. at the end of the meeting, several party leaders predicted the gop will lose again if it keeps running the same playbook of remarks instead of outlining detailed policies. >>> here's the good news, it didn't happen a week from now, during the thanksgiving holiday. thousands of passengers around the world were stuck at airports after a major computer glitch. about 250 flights were delayed. that affected traffic all over the country obviously. united officials say
will also face manslaughter charges. >>> victims of super storm sandy are hoping president obama's visit to new york city today will help spark some progress in the rebuild. the president got a first-hand look at the damage in places like staten island, where some frustrated residence say they need fema to act faster. the agency has about $8 billion available, and they are expected to ask congress for even more. >>> and topper is out on the weather terrace with a look at our forecast. top, it's a cool night. >> it is a cool night. i have added a sprinkle to the forecast south and east of town. not a huge deal. let's start with temperatures. the clouds are doing us a favor keeping temps up somewhat. 47 downtown, 47 at gaithersburg. 43 in leesburg and manassas and 36 up in frederick. satellite picture of the radar combined. watch this precipitation down through richmond, trying to take a turn to the north. most of it will go out to sea tonight and we will have a nice day tomorrow. but right now we're going to say a slight chance of a sprinkle south and east, otherwise mostly cloudy, lows i
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't have heat or hot water. president obama visited new york's hardest hit areas today. he met with parents of two boys carried away by the floodwaters in staten island. >>> now to a hard lesson in economics. budget cuts are forcing d.c. to shut down 20 public schools but parents are fighting back to try to keep the plan from moving forward. erika gonzalez has both sides of the debate. >> reporter: if you ask dc chancellor kai ya henderson the reason to shut down schools, it's a number game. >> there's a boat load of more money coming in from somewhere. i have to use the resources i currently have differently. >> reporter: too few students in too many schools. enrollment has been on decline in the district with over 40 years with only a recent slight uptick. some parents and critics of the proposed consolidation say it targets students with predominantly minority cities. >> are you all right? are you okay? somebody call 911. okay? i'm going to help. this child is in ward 2 and 3 west of the park. i'm doing cpr. these children are in wards 7 and 8. they're going to sit there. >> reporter: co
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killed and injured. some of them were taken to a hospital and are critically injured. >> president obama has visited several areas of new york city, the ones hit worst by superstorm sandy. president promised to continue federal support for the victims. he said the hardest-hit areas would need a long-term recovery time. gordon 100 people were killed by the storm which hit the east coast of america two weeks ago. the spanish government has approved measures to help people facing evictions from their homes. the victims will be suspended for two years -- evictions will be suspended for two years our people cannot pay their debts. it's a growing problem in spain. this is gmt from bbc world news. at i am david eades. the sound of a large explosion was heard in tel aviv and sirens sounded as hamas continues firing rockets from gaza into israel. a core tenet has acquitted of desecration former generals of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the balkan conflicts in the 1990's. that's where we will stay for the moment. the acquittal of those two former generals. they had been convicted o
prudent. present. president obama visits the areas of new york hit hardest by hurricane sandy, a reminder of global warming's devastating effects. future january 20, 2013, inauguration day. a president with a mandate and a second-term agenda with climate change near the very top. so all right you republicans who wants to play the role of scrooge? >> all of those in favor signify by saying aye. >> jennifer: humbug. there is big news on the environmental frown front today. so first bp, the world's third largest oil company announced it was going to pay $4.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges connected to, of course, the giant oil spill in the gulf of mexico. that's number one. meanwhile, in new york, the president surveyed the damage from hurricane sandy. of course, which was everybody knows, precipitated by climate change. he met storm victims in staten island, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. 23 of the 43 deaths in the new york region related to hurricane sandy. they were on state
, president obama visits staten island, a borough will residents say the federal government has not done enough and american workers could be on the brink of losing two of their vacation days. the vacation day fiscal cliff, coming up. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! thanks. trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum. so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts,
obama visits new york. his promise today to a region hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> police officers shoot someone. an emotional situation, meet the new first responders oakland is sending to the scene. >>> in tonight's special report the oakland police department will be sending out two chaplains to any officer involved shootings. the policy is in response to recent uproars over such shootings. as debra villalone reports some say the department's focus is in the wrong place. >> this goes underneath my shirt. >> reporter: a minister who wears a bullet-proof vest. >> i throw my little hat on here and let them know that when i'm on the crime scene there's a chaplain. >> reporter: volunteer police chaplains are called to comfort survivors as they did during the oikos shooting, and to confront officers as they did the day cops were gunned down: now they're training for another scenario. >> there may be time when a police officer does something wrong. >> reporter: when an officer kits a suspect. chaplains will be dispatched to soothe and defuse community outrage. >> they are going to be t
obama visits new york. his promise today to a region hit hard by superstorm >>> in tonight's special report the oakland police department will be sending out two chaplains to any officer involved shootings. the policy is in response to recent uproars over such shootings. as debra villalone reports some say the department's focus is in the wrong place. >> this goes underneath my shirt. >> reporter: a minister who wears a bullet-proof vest. >> i throw my little hat on here and let them know that when i'm on the crime scene there's a chaplain. >> reporter: volunteer police chaplains are called to comfort survivors as they did during the oikos shooting, and to confront officers as they did the day cops were gunned down: now they're training for another scenario. >> there may be time when a police officer does something wrong. >> reporter: when an officer kits a suspect. chaplains will be dispatched to soothe and defuse community outrage. >> they are going to be there to give support, prayer, they're going to make it better. >> reporter: it's a direct response to protests raging for month
away, president obama visited their mother. he said the country's spirit will get them through this. >>> tonight fox 5 investigates the junk food fight playing out in schools, vending machines with sugary snacks disappearing from cafeterias, but are junk food bans making a dent in children's waistlines? fox 5 is back in a few minutes. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, northrop grumman. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> cities and counties nationwide are now going after america's expanding waistlines. the latest food fight is against junk food in schools. fox 5's sherri ly investigates how the school cafeteria is becoming the latest battleground. >> reporter: transfats, supersize sodas, even happy meals are under attack. now some schools are turning on junk food. >> we understand that we have a responsibility to ensure the health and well being of these students. >> reporter: during the school day in montgomery county it's hands
, was at the white house. neither woman met with president obama during their visits. >> at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, discussions on the fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi and john boehner met with the president this morning. with six weeks left to go, work has to be done quickly. rebecca is live with more on the talks. >> the calendar is showing it is just a few weeks until we fall off the so-called fiscal cliff. that is when extended unemployment benefits will expire, tax cuts will expire, and the automatic spending cuts will go into effect. today congressional leaders were promising they would meet the deadline. >> inside the white house republican house speaker john boehner and president obama sat side by side both insisting they want and will find macdill. >> our challenge is to make sure that we are able to cooperate, work together, find common ground, make some tough compromises, build some consensus to do the people's business. >> coming out of the meeting are rare image of bipartisan ship. >> we have the recognition that every person in america knows we would not reach agreem
of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it. hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. the picket lines are still up. hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so, meantime, we are just left to savor, all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. twinkie here. the hohos. >> don't call me that. >> susie q. is that what it is called, zach. >> where is the ding-dong? you should know something about that. >> your favorite. >> dispel a myth. thought these didn't have a shelf life. they would stay good forever. >> have to grab my ding-dong. >> grab your di
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and their wives. >> president obama visited new york. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess will announce this morning if it will liquidate the entire company. are we on the break of a twinkie shortage? >> buffalo wins it to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> you're welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> so -- >> that's how i roll too. >> -- and all that matters. >> and president obama and four top congressional leaders willamette at the white house for talks on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> nobody likes the fiscal cliff and so much now didn't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. the sex scandal is all anybody in washington can talk about. i wonder why the country is in financial ruin? >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is information cia director david petraeus who is meeting with members of congress this morning. >> margaret brennan is at the capitol where this morning's closed door hearings are being held. >> reporter: good morning t
veterans and their wives through west texas. >>> president obama visited new york yesterday to see the damage from superstorm sandy. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess brands is liquidating. the twinkie maker will lay off most of its 18,000-person workforce. >> touchdown, 79 yards. >> buffalo wins to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> i just want to say thank you. >> you're very welcome. your very welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> and so that's -- >> that's how i roll, too. >> that's how you roll. >> and all that matters. >> president obama and four top congressional leaders will meet for talks about the looming fiscal cliff. >> nobody likes it. >> nobody likes it. there's so much news now we don't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. this sex scandal is all anyone i wonder why the country is in i wonder why the country is in financial ruin. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is former cia director david petraeus, meeting with
and making false statements about how quickly the oil gushing from the well. president obama paid a visit to new york there's a disservice the damage after superstorm sandy devastated the region 2.5 weeks ago. thousands to remain without power as the death toll from sandy in the u.s. and canada has climbed to 128. obama pledged to help with both the short and long-term recovery. >> there is a lot of short-term immediate stuff that has to be dealt with, and we're going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that is fema's primary task. we will be coordinating with state and local governments to make sure people are getting short-term help. there is long-term building that will be required. >> top congressional leaders are heading to the white house today to begin talks with president obama on an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of tax cuts and spending hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. obama has vowed to reject any extension of the bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest americans as part of the deal, will send republican leader mitc
as a goodwill gesture ahead of a visit by u.s. president barack obama. >> opposition have criticized the embassy, saying it applies mainly to common criminals and does not appear to include political prisoners. at least 330 people lost about to be in jail for political reasons. after almost five decades of repressive army rule, the burmese government has said freedom for political prisoners would be a centerpiece of its reforms. it is official -- the eurozone is back in recession. >> new figures show the eurozon+ economy shrank by 0.1%, the second consecutive drop in output. >> there was some positive news, though -- germany's economy weakened less than many had feared. like france, it just managed to eke out some growth. >> elsewhere in the picture, it was anything but rosy. >> people in southern europe have struggled with years of the zero economic growth -- spain, italy, portugal, and greece have seen rising unemployment and chronic budget shortfalls, but now, economic growth is also slowing in northern europe's industrial economies. in europe's biggest economy, germany, third quarter gdp gro
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landfall and caused the most damage. today homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit the field office. it comes just a day after president obama toured the damage on new york's staten island. and dramatic video of what it was like in new york city just as sandy made land fall. the port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the some of the busiest subway stations. the water sent 20 foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 8 100-year-old subway. >>> you are just one day away from being able to cruise by traffic. the express lanes open tomorrow. they'll run between springfield and the dulles toll road. here's the promise. you'll be able to go at least 45 miles per hour even at rush hour, and that is thanks to varying tolls that change based on congestion and could cost as much as $1 a mile. you'll need an ez pass to ride the lanes, and you can avoid the toll by getting an ez pass flex and car pooling with three or more people. the lane is open to one special driver today. santa will ride the lanes in a tesla roadster convertible on
, folks in staten island, very hard-hit, got a visit today from the president after touring the worst of the damage. president obama says he is proud of the way new yorkers have responded. he said "you guys are tough, you bounce back." damage includes just about all of the miles of the jersey shore, and areas including ortley beach, not far from the place where life will never be the same. our report tonight from stephanie gosk. >> reporter: two and a half weeks, and nobody in this line has been back home to ortley beach until today. what do you expect to see today? >> disaster. >> reporter: dread mixes with frustration, but the police officers still smile. >> good luck, folks, you have to wear this when you're on the island. >> reporter: sixteen school buses pick up and drop off. nobody is allowed to drive. two people per household, carrying one empty bag each. captain bruce bergess says this system is the only safe way to let residents back. >> we're here to help, we're here for security. >> reporter: homeowners have only a few hours to collect valuables. they will not be back here
plenty of cleanup to do, and today members of the obama administration will tour the damage. today homeland security secretary janet napolitano will visit fema's field office along with secretary of housing and urban development sean donovan. it comes a day after president obama toured the damage on staten island. >>> and incredible video shows what it was like in new york city just as sandy made landfall. the new york port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the busiest subway stations. the storm sent 20-foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 100-year-old subway system. >>> the military is looking into what caused one of the most advanced fighter jets to go down on an air force base. the f-22 crashed yesterday on tindal air force base while returning from a training mission. the air force stopped flying the f-22 for several months after some pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. they blamed the problem on a shortage of oxygen delivered to pilots. the air force was starting to lift flight restrictions on
such as what is contained in the reports he prepared following his visit to ben gazhi, and susan rice and her role she is a possible replacement for secretary of state hilary clinton who could be leaving that post early next year. now president obama has been called the name of the person who has the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. he will also testify next month before the house foreign affairs committee about the attack in libya. the cia is now doing its own investigation of the former cia director he resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer paul brought well. fbi agents found classified documents in broadbills home and her security clearance as a restorer of intelligence officer has been lifted. bp and a small handful of employees are indicted on criminal charges. thaw it was april 2010 and a deepwater horizon break when it exploded off the east coast 11 workers were killed more than 200 million gal. of oil leaked continuously they've been indicted on charges ranging from manslaughter to obstruction of congress federal officials bla
some while visiting a fema disaster site. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding those automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. the president sits down with the head of 13 civil rights groups this afternoon to get their input on the negotiation. >>> adecision on the future of hostess brands -- a decision on the future of hostess brands is supposed to be announced today. hostess said if workers did not return to work by 5:00 p.m. yesterday, it would have to go into liquid situation. that would result in a loss of nearly 20,000 jobs. >>> it is an all-out attack on sugary junk food. ahead in about 10 minutes, schools are taking big steps to make sure your kids eat more healthy but is it working? we'll find out in just a moment. first, heress tucker barnes. >> we have some clouds and a couple of light showers. julie wright has a look at your traffic too right after the break. in celebration of over 75 years of our govern
] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >>> this is cool. tonight president obama host aid screening of the new movie "lincoln" at the white house. yep, after the movie joe biden was like, whoa, i did not see that ending coming. am i -- anyone else? am i -- that's crazy, right? some more news out of washington. during his final speech on the house floor yesterday, 77-year-old congressman ron paul said the constitution has failed. which must be a bummer because he's actually one of the guys who signed it. why would you do that? >> all right, it is the end of an era at the box office. twihards everywhere will line up to see "breaking down." it is supposed to rake in over $150 million this afternoon. >> just like the james bond movie you haven't seen. >> i don't have time, bill. speaking of "twilight" the on and off again romance has been taking its toll on will ferrell. >> we hope there is closure there soon. >>> the cast and crew of "the big bang theory" decided to surprise their producers with a "call me maybe" flash mob.
to step n. i am all for it brian over to you. >> brian: tharving you, eric. president obama taking time to visit the victims was hurricane sandy yesterday. some of them heading in week three without power and heat. >> i promise to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it and so i am going to come back today and also come back in the future to make sure we are followed through on that commitment. >> brian: but what is the plan? that was staten island and hoe's been to new jersey and will he make it to long island? we'll and someone who is lives through it right now. mike is from oceanside, new york . we were interrupted by the show that you were in the basement troying to save stuff as the water came up to your chin. >> it was six feet in the basement. we lost all of the christmas decoration and sports memorabilia and college year books and high school year books and the water was up to my chin. i tried to save sand bags they were placed around the furnace and pass them up to my wife and ho
're heading out on a big trip to asia tomorrow. president obama, the first u.s. president to visit burma. what's he doing on the trip? >> president obama goes to asia every year. they're trying to make a big deal that this will be his first stop after re-election but it is that time of year. he has set out to do this pivot to asia where the u.s. places a greater emphasis on building relations with the countries around china and with china at the same time and this is the southeast asia trip built around the east share summit in cambodia where he will also be the first u.s. president to go. so we will stop in thailand, in myanmar and burma and cambodia. it is the myanmar visit that is sort of narrativewise or -- most interesting. >> how so? >> well, part of it is just that there's been so much change there and move toward democracyityization but still a lot of problems and the now opposition leader who was in house arrest for many years and is now risen -- well, freed and also risen to all of the political posts the president
in washington, president obama got to see what's really at stake in this fiscal cliff debate. the president visited a section of staten island still reeling from hurricane sandy. the storm hit more than two weeks ago. the cleanup is still a huge challenge here in new york city and long island and across new jersey tonight. one senior citizen's home is still in a really tough shape. he's got a foot of sand in the hallway. the port authority just released this security camera footage. you can see water pouring into the path train station in hoboken. hundreds of thousands of people rely on the path trains every day, service still isn't fully restored. the port authority relies on federal money to run those trains so people could get to work. cities across new jersey and new york also depend on federal dollars to recover from disasters like this. now those dollars are in jeopardy. mayors of some of the nation's largest cities met today with vice president joe biden about the financial threat. and they're not just worried about disaster relief. the u.s. conference of mayors says republican spend
-s dippommtic mission in beeghazi, libya. president obama got an left by superstorm sandy.ge sandy.he visited victims on nee yyrk's staten isllnd on thursday..fter surveying the ddstruction from the sky, the president walkkd the mud-caked streets, aloog ith hii homeeand security chief, the governor of nnw york , and the mayor of new yook city.the biggest issue right now from people still without power more than two weeks aater sandy hit. occupy walllstteet protesters coold ave a revolltionary idea... to help peeple who are buried under student loan debt.a sub-grouu called "strikee ebt"... wants to anonymouslly pay off ther people's defaulted loans. lenders often try to sell t to third parties.so far, the group's website ssyssthey've raised more than 200-thousaad to buy up the efaultee loans. the group says the initial &p if one of your co-workers i maybe doesn't even show up.... we mmght have the reason why. the lasttmovie in the mega- successful francchse "twilight" premiered overniiht. vernight. thousands of fans t. pcross our area went to the late night showingss and joee d. smmth
.the president touued staten island....ne of the areas hardest hit by urrrccne sandy.he alss visited a fema disaster recovery ceeter, showerr and offers victims d informaaion on applying for government help. obama says,,"i promise to &peverybody that i was speaking on half of the ountryywhen i said we are going to be here pntil the re have followed do you want ttem to do? step it up, step it up. come down here, put on a pair of boots, get on a paar of gloves, get dollars or whhtever suit, and dig in the dirt. come ann take come in get a little dirty people don't want a pat on the &pback saying 'its gonna be okayy' because it's not." not." new york okay,' because it's not." &pnot." 3 new york governor andrew cuomo billion dollars in federrl aid &ppo helpprebuild afterrsandy. damage ... left behind... by... super storm sandy .. isn't... stopping the efforts... to... rebuild art... of... the... ocean city ....boardwalk. ....boardwalk.according... to the... daily times... of salisbury... / project sufferrd... a... two-day setback... during the storr... / it's... still on trac
with the what? with the what that they will -- with the hope they will visit. in the meantime they will spare some change for the extra pizza. very owe obama of you. >> that leads to my next question. not really, but we like segs in the business. you often eat out of the dumpster behind denny's. so if their business suffers so do you. still loving obama care 1234*. >> my life has been about suffering before obama was even a political player, andy. i would also say that of course metz is angry and cranky and hates obama. he reflects his clientele. he probably has dinner at 4:00 p.m. as well. >> i don't understand what you just said. are you making fun of the fine folks who eat at denny's? >> i am making fun of the folks at denny's. your position is they are fine. >> i have a question for you, andy. it is a messy discussion. i don't know where i fall on either side of this. i think if you will implement a change as drastic as this, the burden needs to be shouldered somewhere, right? but i can't get mad at these guys for saying why do i have to do this right now? why do i need to shell out this
once-a-day xarelto®. for more information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. >>> no backing down. just more bombs. is israel gearing up now for a ground war in gaza? >>> steering clear of the fiscal cliff. president obama's drawn his line. will republicans draw theirs? both sides face to face this morning at the white house. >>> down that long road to recovery, we're going to see the real barack obama. >> the president consoles some of the victims of hurricane sandy, but can he deliver on his promise to help? big question there. welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> first, president obama and the top four congressional leader will meet at the white house to begin talks again on the fiscal cliff. that deadline now just 46 days away. the president has said he won't extend tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. for republicans, that's a nonstarter. clearly, a lot of work to do. cnn's jill doherty is following developments. she's in our washington bureau. jill, the president said he'd like to put up a
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